School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work doctoral student Gemma Cherry represented our Q-Step Centre at the Royal Statistical Society conference in Glasgow this semester. Gemma was invited to participate as part of a panel focusing on the experiences of undergraduates who had participated in Q-Step placement schemes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
‘I really enjoyed being able to talk about my undergraduate Q-Step placement experience and how it contributed to my success in gaining a PhD studentship from the Department for the Economy. It was great having the opportunity to meet a range of experts in the field of quantitative social research’.
Gemma, a graduate of our BA (Hons) Sociology programme, went on to complete our MRes course and is now a funded PhD student with us. Her research focusses on the area of education attainment (supported by the Administrative Data Research Centre NI).
Read more about activities and opportunities with our Q-Step Centre at http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QStep/